Fancy earning cashback with no effort needed? I’ve earned £20 just from having this app installed on my phone. Here’s how it works:
Link your cards to this one app, and every time you spend money in one of its retailers – you get cashback. Doesn’t matter how much you spend, and you don’t need to click any buttons before you buy.
That means you’ll get between 1-10% back every time you spend at Boots, Waitrose, Primark, Debenhams, Pizza Express, Papa John’s, Wilko and many more.
The cashback you earn can’t be withdrawn as cash, but instead it’s linked to your phone contract/pay as you go sim. Once you’ve banked enough cash to withdraw (usually £5 or £10), you can redeem it, and it’ll come off your bill for the month, or be added to your credit.
The app is called Airtime Rewards, and it’s one of my favourites. Here’s an overview of to get started on it:
Download the app and register
Airtime Rewards is available on iOS and Andriod. Once downloaded, fill out a few details to create your account. If you wanted a bonus, you can get £1 for free for using my referral code TEMMNEV4 (and you’ll also get a £1 bonus if you spend in the first 7 days).
Link your cards & start shopping
Any cards that you would shop with, make sure to add to your account. Airtime Rewards can be linked to Visa and Mastercards (but not AMEX), and you can add as many cards as you like.
Once they are linked, it will track all of your spending on those cards, and if you shop at a retailer on Airtime Rewards, you will get cashback. The rate of cashback varies per retailer, but the average is around 4-5%.
There is no maximum amount of cashback you can earn on an order too, so spending £500 at Argos for example will net you £25 cashback (as you get 5% back).
There is usually around 35 days from the time you shop until the time the cashback is payable, so it’s not going to be a quick way to make some money – but it should passively work when you’re not even thinking about it.
Once you have hit the minimum threshold (which varies by network provider), you can redeem your money under the ‘rewards’ tab in the app.
The thing that I love about this app, is that you can stack it with other cashback. If you’re signed up to either TopCashback or Quidco, and a retailer is on Airtime Rewards as well, you can click through the cashback website online and pay on one of your linked cards. This will mean you can get double the cashback from 2 different places.
Here is some of the stacking you can do right now:
- The Body Shop – up to 15% cashback (10% on TopCashback for new customers, 5% on Airtime Rewards)
- Debenhams – 12% cashback (6% on Quidco, 6% on Airtime Rewards)
- Boots – 10% cashback (5% on TopCashback, 5% on Airtime Rewards)
- Halfords – 8.6% cashback (3.6% on TopCashback, 5% on Airtime Rewards)
That’s a lowdown for you on how Airtime Rewards works (and how to use it to your advantage). I hope you end up saving some money with it. Since signing up my mother and my partner, we have accumulated £40 between us all in a short time – which we wouldn’t have got otherwise.